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286                           LETTERS   FROM   THE

pying the face of the steep southern declivity,
crowned with fine timber. There is a flower
garden behind the house, and all the hill behind
is covered with shrubs and noble wood. The
view to the south toward the Hampshire downs
is extremely rich, including a view of Lord
Craven's park. There is no account of the
Margravine having left Calais. Her famous ship
was stranded and very near being lost, and was
also nearly captured by some French fishing-

Mr. Merry was received on the quay at Calais
by the commander of the troops, the commis-
sioners, &c., and forwarded to Paris. I suppose
they think he is going to negotiate, or rather to
sign peace.

Lord W. B. saw Robert Swinburne at Vienna,
about two months ago, very well, being able to use
his arm enough to hold a bridle, and hoping to
recover its use entirely. He had been offered a
company in the Guards, but preferred his present
situation as more active service.